J Media, 4/14/17
Chinese B2C e-commerce platform JD.com's (Nasdaq: JD) self-operated logistics service JD Logistics recently announced that it will offer customized supply chain services to meet the needs of different industries and businesses, including warehouse, logistics, and delivery services.
Tang Wei, a vice president at JD.com, said that businesses will be able to outsource their entire logistics requirements to JD Logistics. Tang said that JD Logistics will handle merchants' requirements across all e-commerce platforms, including but not limited to JD.com.
JD.com said that it will also offer different service plans suited to industries such as consumer products, 3C electronics, bulky items, clothing, and fresh foods.
JD Logistics already partners with several express delivery companies through JD.com's third-party delivery platform, including EMS, S.F. Express (002352.SZ), and ZTO Express Service.
In addition to its logistics centers in Beijing and southern China, JD.com said that it will set up a large-scale logistics center in Jinan to serve northern China. In the future, the Jinan logistics center will operate parallel to the Beijing logistics center and will serve Shandong province, southern Shanxi province, and southern Hebei province.
According to online media outlet J Media, in order for JD.com to persuade e-commerce merchants to designate JD Logistics as their chosen courier service, JD Logistics must first link up its systems with other e-commerce platforms.
Editor's Note: For more information on this topic, please see "JD.com to Open Logistics Services to Third-party Merchants," MD 11/23/16 issue.